Short and Chic Cardi by Lion Brand Yarn

Short and Chic Cardi

by Lion Brand Yarn
April 2009
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
6.0 mm (J)
424 yards (388 m)
XS, S, M, L
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This pattern is available for free.

This cropped cardigan features a great shawl collar. Some crochet is required for finishing. (Lion Brand Yarn)

Lion Brand Pattern #: 80389AD
Corrections applied Apr 13, 2009

SKILL LEVEL: Experienced

SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large

Finished Bust
34 (35-1/2, 37, 38-1/2) in.
Design is meant to be extremely close fitting.

Finished Length
17-1/2 (18-1/4, 20, 21-3/4) in.

Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® (Article #640) 4 balls
Shown in Cranberry

Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 29-inch (75 cm) Circular Knitting Needles
Size 13 (9 mm) 29-inch (75 cm) Circular Knitting Needles
Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Split Ring Stitch

Pieces: Body, Left Sleeve, Right Sleeve, Collar

The lower edge is worked first on this close fitting cardigan, then stitches are picked up for the body. Body is worked in one piece to the underarm, then back, fronts, and sleeves are worked separately. A row of slip stitch crochet helps the collar lay flat.

Construction schematics are provided.

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